Essay Character Of Telemachus In Homer’s Odyssey

  • The Father And Son Relationship In Homer's Odyssey

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    Schiller In this essay I will be discussing the father/son relationship in Homer’s most famous poems. The father in The Odyssey whom is Odysseus and his relationship with his son, Telemachus who becomes more and more important over the course of the story. Like Odysseus, Telemachus is undertaking his own journey in an important side supporting story to Odysseus 's return voyage to Ithaca. By examining this side story and the character and trials of Telemachus, the reader is able to tell

  • Odysseus Identity In Ancient Greek Life In Homer's The Odyssey

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    Homer’s famous work, The Odyssey, is the epic tale of Odysseus’ decade-long journey to return home from the Trojan War. It was during the finale of the war, Battle of Troy, that Odysseus employed his celebrated Wooden Horse stratagem. His treacherous journey home is marked by catastrophe after catastrophe, but Homer uses these challenges to develop Odysseus’ character, to humble him and to give him knowledge. This essay will examine Odysseus’ identity and its progression throughout the book; the

  • Hospitality In The Odyssey Essay

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    Odyssey Essay “Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home and/or associates of the person bestowing guest-friendship.” This concept includes the guest reciprocating the generosity and kindness to the host. In Homer’s The Odyssey the concept of Xenia is prominently shown throughout the story and used to both help and hinder the characters’ journeys. In most cases, the hospitality displayed between the characters mutually

  • Julius Caesar and The Odyssey Comparative Essay

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    Julius Caesar and The Odyssey Comparative Essay Throughout William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar and Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, loyalty is strongly presented as a major motif. In both texts, loyalty is highly valued as one of the most important traits to a person’s character. Not only do the loyal characters receive better fates, but those who are not loyal are punished for the actions, usually through revenge. In Julius Caesar, the characters that remained loyal to Caesar are the few who

  • Penelope Of Ithaca

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    exchange for Penelope's hand, he, Odysseus, would guarantee that the choice for Helen's husband would end in peace. Fortunately, for all involved, the match between Odysseus and Penelope appears to have been a good one, and they produce a son, Telemachus. Throughout the long twenty years of his absence, Penelope earns the title of the ideal wife. And she is, in many ways. She keeps the household and raises her son to be a fine young man, exhibits xenia to all who come to her home and works diligently

  • Homer’s Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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    In both Homer’s The Odyssey and the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? the audience is given an opportunity to experience a spectacular adventure, filled with not only the sense of journey, but also the senses of peril and excitement. A tale about a Greek hero being compared to a film set in Middle America starring three jail-escapees seems rather far-fetched. However, upon closer inspection, both actually share a lot in common. The Odyssey stars Odysseus, a man famous for his heroics in the Trojan

  • Importance Of Greek Mythology

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    For instance, Athena is a Goddess of wisdom and crafts; Calypso, Goddess-nymph of mythical island of Ogygia; Fatal Flaw/Hubris, state of arrogance, extreme pride. The characters that i have in Greek mythology are all important aspects because they are all from thousands of years ago and they all have a part in the text The Odyssey. Athena is very important because she is one of the most known but also most influential Goddesses of all. She was born out of her father's (Zeus) head after he swallowed

  • Compare And Contrast Odysseus And Leopold Bloom

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    that are easily influenced by those events whether its poverty, disease, war, or even if were just people trying to figure out the kind person we are. We have the power to choose our own path, just like the characters in James Joyce and Homer’s stories: Odysseus and Leopold Bloom. Both characters have shown different qualities and traits that showed the readers why they are the heroes in their own perspective stories. Odysseus is a man who left his home of Ithaca, his wife and child, to fight in

  • Loyalty Conflicts between Family and State in Homer’s Odyssey, and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and

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    Loyalty Conflicts between Family and State in Homer’s Odyssey, and Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Antigone Everyday we are faced with hundreds of decisions. Some of the decisions take very little time and are made without a second thought. Other decisions hold more at stake and can tear a person in two while trying to make the final decision. The basis of many of the hardest decisions is the conflict between family and state. The decision between pursuing a career and starting a family

  • James Joyce

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    other monolingual person could. Some books he read as a child greatly influenced his writing later on. For example, after reading “The Adventures of Ulysses”, a children's version of “The Odyssey”. Joyce's role model soon became Odysseus which he later framed his most famous novel, “The Ulysses”, after “The Odyssey” during his writing career. Accordingly, his parents observed his intelligence and forced him to get an education at Clogowes Wood College. Later, he attended Belvedere College, and the

  • Athena Role In Greek Mythology

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    role of the goddess Athena is vital in any survey of ancient Greek mythology. Her many skills and positive characteristics differentiate her from the average women of ancient societies and set her as a role model of intelligence and prowess. This essay will explain the background and growth of Athena, as well as her attributes and characteristics. Athena’s major role in ancient Greek literature and mythology will further explain her role in history and as a foundation of Greek culture. The goddess

  • A Hero's Journey

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    Odysseus also harnesses his prowess at a fighter during the war. “Odysseus fought the grimmest fight / he had ever braved but won through the last” (Book VIII: 582-583). His competence as a soldier is seen again in Ithaca where he, with the help of Telemachus, Eumaeus, and Athena, fights off many suitors. Although he is out-numbered, by the end of the battle the suitors are “one and all in blood and dust” (Book XXII: 408). Odysseus takes the skills he gains throughout his journey and uses them in order